Community resilience

Community resilience is about knowing who your community are and being able to help and support each other in the face of a common crisis.

Utility failures, severe weather events and flooding cause disruption; in these events your community will be better prepared to cope when everyone works together using their local knowledge.

Having a Community Resilience Plan in place can help to make sure that your community is well prepared. A Community Resilience Plan will identify who will be able to offer support, specialist skills and equipment available and who will need the most help in an emergency. A plan is of great benefit and strengthens your community links.

If you are interested in promoting resilience further within your community you could volunteer as a Community Resilience Coordinator. You can contact our Emergency Planning Team for information. For more information on community resilience visit the Norfolk Resilience Forum’s Get Prepared web page